Next year Im homeschooling

United States
May 17, 2011 9:02am CST
Tomorrow I have a meeting with a charter homeschooling program in our area. Im very excited. We moved to CA from WA a month a go and I have my daughter enrolled in public school now to finish her second grade year. This is a year round school and even though year round is inticing, Im not to thrilled. I have a cpl friends who homeschool and they enjoy the freeodm in scheduale and time with their children. Im worried I wont have the patience. Kids can be trying at times. I am looking forward to teaching my kids and am thankful I can do a charter program where they let me know what I need to do and I dont need credentials or a license to do this. Im looking for any suggestions from other homescholing parents on how they plan their day. This will be an interesting adventure and even though I know there wil be hard times I feel it will be very rewarding in the end.
4 responses
@maximax8 (27954)
• United Kingdom
20 May 11
I am a primary school teacher in a school. I am used to teaching children from 3 to 8 years old. I would struggle to teach my children subjects like Maths and Science at secondary school age. My friend home schooled her two daughters when they were at primary school age. They began at 9 and ended at 3 one day and began at 10 and ended at 4 another day. Sometimes she took them over to France for the day. At the weekend she let them socialize with other children. When I was in Western Australia I visited the School of the Air. The students lived in rural areas and used a radio or computer to learn. Good luck with your home schooling.
@carolscash (9501)
• United States
18 May 11
As a mom who has homeschooled for over 6 years now, I must say that the most important thing that I can say about a schedule is to be flexible. Plan your day out but do not get frustrated if you don't get everything done in a day. There are some days that I make sure we get the scheduled work finished, but other days there are things that take priority. I make sure that there is always a learning activity throughout the day, but it doesn't always involve books and regular school work. Home schooling is fun and challenging all at the same time. I am thankful that I done it and it has been fun! The library can be your best friend and allow your child to learn about things that they are interested in. Spending a week learning about seals is not a bad thing. You can work other subjects into those and have fun with it.
@babyEj (1525)
• Philippines
17 May 11
I bought charts of ABC's , animals and numbers. I bought coloring books, big crayons and a white board. I bought CD for rhymes and folklore songs. I am not seriously teaching my son who's 3 years old now. I am playing with him. Sometimes I act as his student after he master. He acts well too. Make learning fun for them. Don't take it seriously so you wont be easily irritated. Now he can count from 1-10, sing ABC and few folklore songs. He can draw fish and circle. He can point pictures correctly and he's talkative too.
@cher913 (25893)
• Canada
17 May 11
i had friends who homeschooled and they got together once a month for socials so thekids could interact. if i would have homeschooled my kids, i dont think i would have done a very good job.